COVID-19 RESOURCES


We know that for our Wisconsin theater community, cancelling and postponing shows, gigs, and events can have a major impact on the finances and wellbeing of individuals artists and companies. Below are some resources to help support our community of performing artists in response to recent COVID-19 developments.

Please note that this is an ever-growing list. If you have resources to share, please send them to Karen Moeller, kmoeller@forwardtheater.com. Thank you!

General Info


For creative professionals looking for a relatively clear explanation of what benefits might be available to them,
this flowchart is a great reference: COVID-19 Support Flowchart


Creative Capital’s List of Artist Resources During the COVID-19 Outbreak
https://creative-capital.org/2020/03/13/list-of-arts-resources-during-th...

TCG Coronavirus Updates/Resources
https://www.tcg.org/Default.aspx?TabID=6939

Actors Equity
https://www.actorsequity.org/news/PR/March24/

SAG/AFTRA Covid Resources
https://www.sagaftra.org/news-events/news/covid-19

Artist Relief Grants
https://www.artistrelief.org/?fbclid=IwAR2dYu9BK5h0Nr0r_XfeePHmDSxbhhfad...

Performing Arts Readiness
https://performingartsreadiness.org

Covid 19 Freelance Artist Resources
https://covid19freelanceartistresource.wordpress.com

Drama League Covid Resources
http://dramaleague.org/covidresources

Art New York (primarily NYC, but some good general info)
https://www.art-newyork.org/coronavirus-resources

Americans for the Arts Resource Page
https://www.americansforthearts.org/by-topic/disaster-preparedness/coron...

SETC Resource List
https://www.setc.org/covid-resources/

Grants and Resources for Artists and Non-profits
https://www.wbur.org/artery/2020/03/24/grants-funds-resources-artists-no...

Drama League Ghost Light Campaign to help Directors
https://www.playbill.com/article/drama-league-launches-ghost-light-campa...

Stage Directors and Choreographers) coronavirus resources
https://sdcweb.org/covid-19-coronavirus-resource-list/

U.S. Artists who identify as Muslim and have been negatively impacted by COVID-19
https://pillarsfund.org/rapid-response-fund/

Wellness


Mental Health Support
https://actorsfund.org/services-and-programs/mental-health

Employment Related/Finances


Small Business Association Disaster Loans and Emergency Assistance: Artist Edition
https://learningtosee.jenie.org/sba-disaster-loan-artists-edition-what-y...

Managing Personal Finances During Crisis
https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/toughtimes/covid-19-financial-resources/

Income Taxes and Canceled Gigs https://www.facebook.com/geraldinebcl/posts/10108310921847912

Education and Teaching


Teaching Theatre Online: A Shift
https://docs.google.com/document/u/1/d/1i-keJ_frOOEUa50CLAdz86hq5CxQwBQ2...

Wisconsin General Info


Wisconsin Arts Board
https://artsboard.wisconsin.gov/Pages/COVID-19-Update.aspx

Wisconsin Department of Health Services
https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/index.htm

City of Madison Resources
https://www.cityofmadison.com/health-safety/coronavirus

Madison and Dane County
https://publichealthmdc.com/coronavirus

City of Milwaukee
https://city.milwaukee.gov/DCD/BusinessToolbox/COVID-19-Resources.htm#.X...

Wisconsin Unemployment Insurance FAQs
https://www.wpr.org/how-does-unemployment-insurance-work-wisconsin-offic...

Wisconsin Unemployment Info
https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/covid19/public/ui.htm